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27 February 2013

Anadigics ships production volumes of its AWL9581 FEIC for new 802.11ac router

GaAs-based broadband wireless and wireline communications component maker Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA is shipping production volumes of its AWL9581 front-end integrated circuit (FEIC) for a new 802.11ac router manufactured by a Japan based WiFi device provider. This high-performance gigabit WiFi router is optimized for home networks and is expected to launch in Q1/2013.

The emerging IEEE 802.11ac standard supports high throughput multi-station connectivity with speeds up to one gigabit per second. 

“Our devices provide the industry’s best combination of linearity and noise figure performance to achieve gigabit transmission at greater ranges. As the adoption of 802.11ac accelerates, OEMs and ODMs are increasingly selecting our FEICs to power next-generation WiFi solutions that offer users real-world performance advantages.” said Dave Cresci, vice president of WiFi Products at Anadigics.

Anadigics’ 802.11ac FEICs leverage the firm’s exclusive InGaP-Plus technology and patented design architectures to combine a power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA), and RF switch on a single die. This level of integration reduces PCB space requirements and simplifies RF front-end design, says the firm. The FEICs also deliver exceptional error vector magnitude (EVM) and noise figure performance, which enables ultra-high data throughput at extended range.

AWL9581 FEIC features:

  • Industry-leading integration of the 5GHz PA, LNA, and Tx/Rx switch to simplify RF design and reduce time-to-market; 
  • 2.5mm x 2.5mm x 0.4mm QFN package with a high-accuracy, integrated power detector, and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms to reduce PCB space requirements;
  • Best-in-class power efficiency to provide optimal thermal performance; and
  • Low EVM to maintain high-modulation accuracy for error-free transmission.

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